Scotland Euro 2020 squad: full team profile

Scotland Euro 2020 squad
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The full Scotland Euro 2020 squad was one of the first to be finalised for this summer's tournament.

While some other countries are opting to announce an expanded squad list or reserves, Scotland boss Steve Clarke has instead chosen to release a final 26-man squad weeks ahead of the June 1 deadline.


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Scotland Euro 2020 squad

Scotland Euro 2020 squad: Team preview

Don’t let anyone tell you that international football is a modern-day irrelevance. If they persist, point them in the direction of Ryan Christie’s post-match interview with Sky Sports on the night that Scotland finally ended their agonising 23-year wait to appear at a major international tournament. 

For 106 seconds, the Celtic star did his best to juggle obvious exhaustion, joy and sheer relief while the tears flowed. Even the most stoic Scot would have struggled to watch it without welling up. This had been a long time coming.

The night of their play-off in Serbia was about as ‘Scotland’ as it gets. Even though Steve Clarke’s side put in a confident, composed performance against visibly shaken opposition, and duly led through a Christie goal that looked to be enough for victory, Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic delivered a sucker-punch equaliser in stoppage time. Long-suffering Scotland supporters at home feared the worst.

And, yes, the hosts pushed hard in extra time. But Scotland stood firm, then David Marshall secured legendary status with a superb save from Aleksandar Mitrovic to settle the penalty shootout at 5-4. Back in Scotland, there was utter pandemonium.

Football can’t do much to make up for a year of loss and sacrifice, but it has at least reaffirmed its status as the most important of the least important things. For one night, Christie & Co gave their country the gift of a priceless distraction. 

Scotland’s hard-fought win in Belgrade lengthened their unbeaten stretch under Clarke to nine games – their best run in 44 years. “It’s been a very difficult time for everyone,” said the ex-Chelsea assistant, with just a hint of understatement. “We spoke about trying to make the nation smile, and hopefully we’ve done our bit.”

Clarke and his team have learned a few painful lessons on the way to Euro 2020, having tweaked the system and handed some previously unheralded players their chance to shine based on merit rather than reputation. 

For all that qualification represented to Clarke, though, he’s too proud for his side to just make up the numbers this summer. Even without the Tartan Army taking over any host venue, Scotland will be out to make some noise. 

And whatever happens, Christie is on post-match summaries... 

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Andy Robertson, Scotland Euro 2020 squad

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Andy Robertson

This summer marks another chapter in one of football’s great tales. Released by Celtic as a kid for being small, Robertson clawed his way to the top tier after a stint working in the offices at Hampden Park while playing for part-time Queen’s Park. The Liverpool left-back wears the Scotland captain’s armband with immense pride.

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Steve Clarke

He led West Bromwich Albion to their highest Premier League finish, Reading to a first FA Cup semi-final in 88 years, and Kilmarnock to a club-record points tally. Ending 23 years of hurt for Scotland comfortably tops the lot.

Scotland's past Euros record

Euro 2020 will only be Scotland's third European Championship adventure, after Euro 92 and Euro 96. On neither occasion did they make it out of the group stage – and with England, Croatia and the Czech Republic the opponents this time around, it will be a tough ask to go further now.

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